Friday, September 17. 2010
By Lionel Green
Published September 16, 2010
A Las Vegas-based organization is seeking witnesses to an unconfirmed sighting of an unidentified flying object reported above Sand Mountain on Monday evening.
Colm Kelleher, of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, said his organization received an anonymous e-mail reporting a “multiple witness sighting.”
“We are trying to locate eyewitnesses,” he said.
Kelleher said the unconfirmed report detailed “a multiple witness sighting of a large unidentified object about 5,000 feet over Sand Mountain on Monday evening.”
He said the object was “gray-colored.”
Kelleher asked anyone with information on the UFO report to e-mail reporting(at)BAASS.org or call BAASS Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Reporting Hotline at 1-877-979-7444.
BAASS is a scientific research organization formed in 2008. Its mission is to research multiple parameters of advanced aerospace technology with an emphasis on cutting edge and futuristic aerospace projects.
Law enforcement officials from Albertville, Boaz and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said they had not received any UFO reports.
Wednesday, July 7. 2010
(STARpod.org) -- If you're a fan of the TV series Lost, then you're probably familiar with "the smoke monster," the strange power that manifests itself in odd sounds heard moving through the jungle; is seen moving through the woods knocking down trees along the way; and experienced in close encounters as a weird polymorphic black smoke, capable of lifting people up in the air and smashing them to their deaths. People walking through the jungle are often surrounded by the sounds of whispering voices, or experience mysterious encounters with persons living and dead, as well as insects and animals.
Although the TV series ended recently, leaving many unexplained threads dangling for fans to debate for years to come, the mysteries left behind by the writers of Lost are an odd mixture of weirdness from science fiction and speculative physics, with core elements of the supernatural.
All in all, it sounds not too far removed from reports of the strange phenomena alleged to take place at Bob Bigelow's haunted ranch in Utah.
Bob Bigelow's company, Bigelow Aerospace, is on the verge of becoming America's foremost private space venture.
According to reports, as quoted by the Bigelow Aerospace website, Bigelow has "already spent about $180 million of his own money so far and has said he is willing to spend up to $320 million more" to develop his space stations and lunar base concept.
When it comes to UFO sightings, the FAA advises Air Traffic Controllers, "Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/unexplained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies."
Bob Bigelow, following shortly after physicist Stephen Hawking's warning to avoid the alien extraterrestrials at all cost, recently told The New York Times that UFOs can have a fatal attraction.
"People have been killed. People have been hurt. It´s more than observational kind of data."
Although we have no idea if Bigelow was referring to his haunted ranch -- or to other close encounters of the deadly kind -- spending time at Bigelow's ranch sounds an awful lot like being a castaway at the Lost Island.
Supernatural strangeness has become associated in this modern age with UFOs and alien visitations. The big question -- besides the obvious vetting of the reality of the phenomena -- is whether or not there is a 'nuts and bolts' hard reality connection to the Lost-like phenomena.
Take, as an example, one impartial observer's description of an 'alien abduction' as viewed from outside of the experience:
"I'd say that what surrounded you on the night was like intelligent smoke. It did swirl around you like a whirlwind and you had a strange look on your face."
It certainly sounds like Lost's smoke monster.
And checking a few fan sites on the Internet, it is soon apparent than no one really understands exactly what the smoke monster is, nor fully what it represents, although there are plenty of theories out there.
Theories that echo the real-life tales of encounters at the haunted Bigelow Ranch.
In the 1990s, Bigelow seized the opportunity to send a science team into a Lost-like situation at the so-called Skinwalker Ranch, the haunted location in Utah (the story of the ranch is told in the book Hunt for the Skinwalker, by Bigelow team member Colm Kelleher, and journalist George Knapp).
Various experts were assembled to attempt to observe, and if possible, scientifically determine what was behind the strange reports.
At the time, the investigation was conducted under Bigelow's now-defunct National Institute for Discovery Science, or NIDS.
In 2006, when I first reported about a "UFO group" discussing alternative energy and propulsion at meetings of the DIA's TIGER committee (see my book Spies, Lies, and Polygraph Tape for the details), former Bigelow scientist Dr. Eric Davis told investigative journalist and radio host George Knapp that his colleague from the Skinwalker investigation was a member of the TIGER committee -- even as he denied any knowledge of DIA involvement.
Dr. Davis was referring to Dr. Christopher Kit Green, who had been the key forensic expert at the CIA during an investigation into covert assassination using a poison pellet shot from an umbrella. The story of Dr. Green's role in solving the "umbrella assassination plot" was told in an episode of the PBS TV series Secrets of the Dead.
Clearly, Bigelow had provided his science team with an experienced expert forensic advisor.
Indeed, as I have reported previously, Green is a member of the DIA TIGER early-warning committee alongside of other well-placed former intelligence officials, including Dr. John Gannon, who had been tasked to launch the Department of Homeland Security.
He is also no stranger to the paranormal:
In the 1970s, Green was assigned to the CIA's effort to develop psychic spies to match alleged Soviet mental superpowers.
Among the many odd experiences reported by the team during their stay at Bigelow's haunted ranch -- including the story of how the rancher's dogs were disintegrated when they chased after one of the many unidentified phenomena -- was an encounter with what appeared to be a strange being emerging from a tunnel which appeared right out of thin air.
Stranger still -- and this could easily have been a scene from Lost -- one of the physicists on the project was frozen in place by a weird telepathic message beamed into his brain by a dark shadow creature.
This is how the event was described to me by one of the researchers on the project:
"There were multiple voices that spoke in unison telepathically. Four senses were in their control so there was no odor, sound, smell, or touch, and overall body motion was frozen (as in the muscles that would not respond). Afterwards, when completely freed from this event (after the dark shadow disappeared), there was no lingering or residual odors, sounds, etc. in the immediate environment. The voices were monotone males with a very terse, threatening tone."
All in all, the mystery of Bigelow's secretive investigation is only compounded by the confidentiality required of his employees.
As reported by The New York Times, "a company document titled 'Some Important Bigelow Aerospace Cultural Values' implores employees, 'Keep your work and the work of your co-workers very private from people outside the company.'"
Perhaps the most telling item of on background information we received concerning the creep show weirdness at Bigelow Ranch may be summed up in just two words:
Having heard the strange tales of phantasmagoria, and confirmation of the same, I'm no longer certain that "I want to believe."
Sometimes the best cure for a nightmare is to simply wake up.
Monday, June 28. 2010
Posted by James Carrion at 8:06 AM
I am proud to announce the formation of The Center for UFO Truth (CUT) http://www.centerforufotruth.org.
CUT is not a UFO organization nor is it affiliated in any way with Ufology. Instead CUT is a historical research organization focused on examining the question long ignored by historians - was the UFO subject purposely created by the United States and its allies as part of a cold war operation and perpetuated to this day for national security reasons?
CUT will focus its efforts on research in official government archives, not only in the United States but all over the world, searching for authenticated official documents that can prove or disprove this theory. CUT will work closely with Cold War and Intelligence Historians and collaborate with foreign governments willing to contribute to CUT's efforts.
CUT will work outside of the three ring circus that is Ufology and will not accept the contributions of anonymous individuals or alleged whistleblowers nor will it examine alleged leaked documents.
Unfortunately,the field of Ufology has nothing to show for more than 60 years of investigation and research. By not adhering to professional evidentiary standards, Ufology will neither join the halls of academia nor will it discover what truly lies behind the subject of UFOs.
Believers will continue to believe, debunkers will continue to summarily dismiss, but the true skeptics who are willing to dig deep will be rewarded with the truth.
Monday, June 21. 2010
People have been killed. People have been hurt. It´s more than observational kind of data."
Related article: Bigelow Aerospace Lethal UFO Extraterrestrial Battle Rumor Exposed
(STARpod.org) -- In the world where high paranormal strangeness meets the Intelligence Community, it's called the CORE STORY: a tale of extraterrestrial contact with the US government.
Perhaps no one in the private sector knows more about the CORE STORY than Robert Bigelow, the founder of Bigelow Aerospace.
In a recent article by the New York Times, Bigelow is quoted about the dangers of extraterrestrial contact.
"I´ve been a researcher and student of UFO´s for many, many years," Mr. Bigelow said. "Anybody that does research, if people bother to do quality research, come away absolutely convinced. You don´t have to have personal encounters...People have been killed. People have been hurt. It´s more than observational kind of data."
Bigelow's revelation may have slipped by NY Times writer Kenneth Chang, but grabbed the attention of Billy Cox, who wrote in the Herald Tribune:
"Whoa, yo, time out! Holy moley, Mr. Chang -- the emerging top prospective client for post-NASA rockets just said people have been killed and injured by UFOs. And the dude bases it on 'more than observational data.'"
Billy Cox goes on to speculate whether or not Bigelow's "observational data" is related to an FAA manual directing Air Traffic Controllers to report UFO contacts to the Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS).
Perhaps. But Cox may be unaware of the intimate connections between Bigelow's paranormal interests and a former CIA official; a physicist who has been contracted to write evaluations of far-out topics like teleportation, for the USAF; and others with friends and associates in the Intelligence Community. Some of the others are associated with private sector attempts to reverse engineer suspected alien technologies. Or so we have been led to believe.
And among the reports of strangeness are stories of paranormal happenings at a remote ranch in Utah.
In my book, Spies, Lies, and Polygraph Tape, tall tales of extraterrestrial visitations are woven through covert past attempts by the CIA and other intelligence agencies to access paranormal phenomena. Thanks to the partial declassification of government documents, I have been able to confirm some, but not all of the strangeness being reported.
In one startling contact tale told to me by a scientist who worked on the Bigelow paranormal investigation at the Utah ranch, an alien presence took physical and mental control of one of the scientists.
"Terse, threatening" voices were 'telepathically' broadcast into the scientist's mind, warning Bigelow's team to leave.
Other, more disturbing stories included the discovery that the rancher's dogs had apparently been disintegrated into a black goo.
Recent reports of the possibility of a new kind of life on Saturn's moon Titan have ignited debates about what might be 'out there' -- and physicist Stephen Hawking has warned of the dangers of contact with intelligent alien life-forms.
In 1987, psychic spies at the Defense Intelligence Agency (which would later run a psychic spy program under Obama Director of National Intelligence nominee James Clapper) were tasked against a suspected alien presence in the solar system. According to one declassified report (available to view at STARpod.org), humanoid aliens were 'observed' by a psychic spy at "Titan Base." This report was found among the 89,000 pages of Project STAR GATE documents officially released by the CIA, and bears an official declassification marking.
In October 1988, a television special called UFO Cover-up Live revealed the existence of the then secret DIA paranormal program -- the same program that had reported on the alien presence a year earlier.
Years before the broadcast, I had heard a rumor that the Air Force was involved with an extraterrestrial presence from a source who had recently left the Air Force.
It was implied by this source that the Air Force had been involved with visitors from another world:
"If you knew the truth about what is going on with the UFOs, you wouldn't be able to sleep at night."
Although I discounted the strange story, it was similar to the bizarre tales told by two former Air Force sources during the UFO Cover-up Live program.
A source involved with an earlier Bigelow investigation did confirm to me the veracity of the Utah ranch rumors.
In one exchange with this source -- and I am paraphrasing here -- the source advised staying away from the ranch to avoid getting zapped by whatever presence haunted the location. I presume this was a reference to the tale of the disintegrated dogs, but perhaps there are other incidents which remain untold.
Billy Cox adds a caveat for any prospective adventurer planning to stay at one of Bigelow's private space stations:
"Just seems like anybody hankering to crawl into space with this guy might like to know what the hell he´s talking about."
Friday, June 18. 2010
Do you recognize the word “TRONDANT” and know it has a secret meaning?
I don’t know who “them” are, but I do know the secret of TRONDANT. It was the “non word” used in the 1992 Roper Survey sent to 100,000 psychiatrists to give to patients who’d had “unusual personal experiences” i.e., “abducted by aliens.” Survey takers who said they knew the secret meaning of the made-up word were immediately eliminated from the study.
Don’t worry, you won’t be eliminated from this blog for knowing Trondant (But we will be keeping tabs on you ~ Ben). We know it’s not your fault; it’s not even their fault; it’s more likely his fault, Robert Bigelow, the camera shy billionaire behind BAASS, (Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies). He’s the man that funded the Roper study and has been attempting to corner the UFO market ever since.
Bigelow’s most recent conquest is outlined in this December FAA press release naming BAASS as sole repository of UFO sighting info:
“Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unexplained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) (voice: 1-877-979-7444 or e-mail: Reporting@baass.org)”
If your getting a odd, been-there-done-that vibe hearing this news, we’ve previously written about his suspected affiliation to shadowy para-government agencies as well as his public activities, and then last week Ben and Aaron beat me to this FAA scoop on episode 103 of MU+.
But wait, there’s more! With Bigelow, there’s always more to the story. In fact, this is the second time the FAA has passed the UFO hotline to a Bigelow funded institution. In 2001, the FAA directed UFO sightings to Bigelow’s now defunct National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS):
“NIDS Becomes Only Official Organization to Receive UFO Reports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NIDS is pleased to announce that the newly printed Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) manuals indicate the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) as the sole contact point in the United States to which the FAA reports UFOs.”
And just like now, in 2001 controversy likewise ensued:
Richard Boylan, PhD email@example.com 6-25-1 commented:
“The fact that NIDS gets a foot in the door with FAA under the Bush-Cheney Administration is prima-facie evidence that Dubya is a patsy, whether “witting” or unwitting, of Cabal assets.Bush has taken Republican “privatization” initiatives to new heights (or depths) by trying to “privatize” the UFO/ET contact phenomenon! Of course, he is only doing in a more public fashion what the Cabal has been doing for five decades — treating UFO/ET information, captured ET vehicles and individuals, and technology as private corporate property (sic). It looks like George W. will take us from the UFO Cover-Up to UFO-Privatization without ever going through the step of UFO Public Disclosure. Thus goes participatory democracy under President Bush II.”
It was also deja vu all over again when earlier this year Bigelow invested in MUFON, which he also did back in 1994. This time around he’s funding the development of a UFO rapid response STAR Team, which is slightly different than the pilot program he funded back in ‘94:
“Robert Bigelow suggested working with a coalition of U.S. UFO organizations comprised of MUFON, the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) and the Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR). By 1995, the groups involved had formed the UFO Research Coalition (URC), and they have continued working together on a number of very successful projects including the Ambient Monitoring Project aimed at measuring environmental changes during on-going abduction experiences.”
They may still be working together (although FUFOR’s hasn’t been updated since 2006), but if so, they’re doing it on their own dime. In 1995 Saucer Smear reported that Bigelow had packed up his greenbacks and gone home:
“Las Vegas businessman Robert Bigelow has terminated his financial help to the three major UFO organizations – MUFON, CUFOS, and FUFOR – due to ‘irreconcilable differences’. We are told that Bigelow wanted more control over how his money would be spent. We also hear that one leading ufologist went so far out of control at the final meeting with Bigelow that he had to be gently escorted from the conference room….Bigelow’s flirtation with the Offbeat is not over, however, as he is still apparently funding cattle mutilation investigation by Linda Howe…”
Yes, Bigelow has had quite a flirtation with the Offbeat, but it’s a romance that never seems to make it to the altar.
• In 1993, he started a radio program on the paranormal called Area 2000 with a Art Bell, George Knapp and Linda Moulton Howe, but cut off funding after the first year because he didn’t think they’d be able to continue attracting quality guests. Art Bell disagreed and Coast to Coast AM was born of the ashes of Area 2000.
• In 1995 he created the NIDS. Here’s what RedPill has to say about it:
“He created the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) in 1995 to investigate border phenomena, stocking the advisory board with some of the leading lights in the field such as Jacques Vallee, Hal Puthoff, Melvin Morse and Edgar Mitchell. Employees of the organization were generally PhD scientists, as well as some former FBI field investigators and law-enforcement professionals. The NIDS website provides news and investigations into such wide-ranging topics as ‘Black Triangle’ sightings, cattle mutilations, consciousness studies and crop circles.”
• In 1996, he purchased the notorious Skinwalker Ranch, which is said to be riddled with UFOs, cryptozoological fauna, and hyper-dimensional portals to other realities. It was the the subject of countless articles and books at the start, but now it is strictly off limits results of any research has not been made public and it’s uncertain if Bigelow still owns the property.
• In 2004, NIDS was put into ‘in-active’ status in 2004 due to a lack of worthwhile cases to investigate.
Of course that was then and this is now. Sure, he’s got his space hotel project to fool around with, but you can’t expect a man like Bigelow to wait
for ET to call reservations. And so, as Gizmondo reports, BAASS was born and they are hiring astrophysics, biochemists, microbiologists, nanotechnolgists, physicists, and propulsion and stealth technology experts.
“Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a sister company to Bigelow Aerospace, is a newly formed research organisation that focuses on the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of novel and emerging future technologies worldwide as they specifically relate to spacecraft. BAASS is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are seeking experienced scientists to join our research teams. If you are an inquisitive outside of the circle thinker, who is detail oriented and who is looking for a challenge, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to advance your career and to be a part of cutting edge research.”
So what’s up with this Bigelow dude that he starts things then gives up seemingly out of boredom or dismay, only to pick up right where he left off a year or two later? He doesn’t quit his actual business, not the Budget Motel chain, nor his Aerospace activities. He only disses his spooky interests. Why? Could it be ADHD? And what happens to all the data he amasses? Where do the UFO sighting reports go? Where did all the research from NIDS disappear to once the website was dismantled? If the scientists at BAASS discover the flux capacitor or anti-gravity propulsion, will the rest of the world ever find out? And how long will the Tang cocktails and reconstituted Eggs Benedict have to last beyond the day Bigelow decides space hotels are lame and cancels the return shuttle launch to pick up his orbiting hotel guests?
Of course, maybe he isn’t a flake at all. Maybe he acts the dilettante only to distract us from the massive knowledge base he’s creating on people, ideas, technology in order to…find ET…chart the unknown…inform the government…defeat death? Who knows? Only Robert Bigelow.
One person who had a early glimpse of Bigelow’s anomalous career is Dr. Angela Thompson Smith. She has written about her experience at the Bigelow Foundation in 1992 after she was hired as a liaison between the PEAR Institute at Princeton and the Bigelow Foundation. She ended up moving to Nevada and was on hand at the inception of many of the Bigelow projects discussed in this article. It sounds like a dream job. So although I’m not a physicist or engineer, I’d love to work for BAASS in a job like the one Dr. Smith had– investigating potential projects, conducting field research, and taking notes on what reality looks like while cashing paychecks drawn from the whirling vortex at the middle of the mystery.
Tuesday, June 15. 2010
Bigelow Aerospace, lethal extraterrestrial UFOs, and alien battle tales revealed
Gary S. BekkumJune 13, 2010Dr. Jack Sarfatti, the maverick San Francisco physicist, relates a story he was told about a battle with the aliens.
Updated with additional information.
(STARpod.org) -- It sounds like a Hollywood plot for a 21st century remake of Earth versus the Flying Saucers.
San Francisco physicist Dr. Jack Sarfatti claims to have heard the rumor while visiting London in 2004, while in the company of Nick Cook, the well known aerospace journalist from the private intelligence publisher Janes Information Group.
"I was asked by the 'CIA' not to pursue the story in 2004, but now Bigelow has (allegedly, it seems) opened Pandora's Box on the story."
Sarfatti came forward with the rumor following a remark made by billionaire space maven Bob Bigelow to the New York Times about the dangers of UFOs:
"People have been killed. People have been hurt. It´s more than observational kind of data."
The New York Times had interviewed Bigelow about his recent efforts to build a private space station. In the article, Bigelow was quoted about the lethality of the UFO phenomena, but the basis for Bigelow's statement was not pursued.
According to Sarfatti, the rumor of abattle between Bob Bigelow's employees and otherworldly beings was provided by a mysterious French woman, who was accompanied by a body guard carrying a mystery briefcase allegedly containing "some kind of 'psychotronic' weapon based on alien ET technology."
Sarfatti says the woman claimed to be part of a semi-secret Paris UFO group, and the woman attributed the story to Jacques Vallee, the internationally famous researcher who inspired the French UFO researcher Claude Lacombe in Steven Spielberg's classic UFO film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Sarfatti quickly added, "Allegedly Jacques Vallee denies the story, but now Bob Bigelow seems to have gone public with it -- albeit without the details."
Apparently Sarfatti, who in recent years has consulted to Dr. Ron Pandolfi (for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence) on speculative ideas related to reverse engineering hypothetical extraterrestrial technologies, also knows more of this rumor than he is willing to make public.
"I am not divulging details only the general nature of the remarks. In any case Nick Cook heard them also."
In the 1990s, Bob Bigelow funded UFO investigations under a group he founded called the National Institute of Discovery Sciences, also known as NIDS.
Among the many investigations conducted by NIDS was the mysterious case of the so-called Bigelow Skinwalker Ranch in a remote region of Utah, where a variety of paranormal phenomena had been reported.
One experience made public by former NIDS personnel was the report of a nearly invisible being emerging from a tunnel that appeared to float in thin air, which led to speculation of an opening from another world -- a star gate -- built from a spacetime wormhole.
According to Sarfatti's account, the French woman "claimed an actual gun battle at Bigelow Ranch with Bob's paramilitary against aliens out of the wormhole with dead and wounded humans. She was very convincing and Nick Cook heard the strange tale at his private London Club with me and another witness. I debriefed Kit Green and Ron Pandolfi soon after and the story caused a big stir
Pandolfi and Green are well known for their interest in unusual phenomena and their history of employment with the CIA.
Given the many reports of pilots who have lost their lives pursuing UFOs beyond the safe operating range of their aircraft, Bigelow's comments to the New York Times may have a more mundane explanation.
Until Mr. Bigelow comes forward with a more detailed explanation for his comments about lethal UFO encounters, Sarfatti's expose' of the rumor will only further inflame allegations of a cover-up among the fringe elements of the UFO community.
Update: Following the release of the original version of this article, Jack Sarfatti issued his own release in which he states:
"Bob Bigelow is like Howard Hughes. He has his own private satellite and has funded UFO research. He owns a Utah Ranch where it is alleged that ETs pop out of Star Gates and have had battles with Bigelow's armed staff. We do not know if these rumors are true, but Bigelow's alleged recent remarks to the New York Times seem to support the rumor...We are not claiming the story reported by Bekkum here is true, only that it is very strange and Bekkum does accurately report what I was told in London in late March of 2004 in the same room with Nick Cook."
Sarfatti also confirmed that his reference to "CIA" was actually a reference to Pandolfi and Green. The association and past employment of Pandolfi and Green to the CIA has been reported by the mainstream media, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and PBS.
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